Earth Day 2018
Earth Day 2018
Earth Day 2018 is held on April 21, 2018 at Elmwood Park from 11 am – 6 pm. Come visit Omaha Organics Booth for Earth Day 2018. We’d love to share with you how we provide safe, natural and earth friendly products for your soil. This fun, informative, free event features exhibit booths, children’s activities, demonstrations and short speaker sessions, plus live music from top local bands and food from area vendors. All activities are designed to educate and inspire attendees to live green and healthy.
Earth Day Everyday
Earth Day Omaha is made possible by the Earth Day Omaha Coalition, which is comprised of volunteers from organizations and the community.
The Earth Day Omaha Coalition is dedicated to increasing public awareness of environmental issues through annual Earth Day events and activities. The Earth Day Omaha Coalition is affiliated with Earth Day Network, the international organization coordinating Earth Day events worldwide.
The mission of the Earth Day Omaha Coalition is to organize, direct and produce the city’s annual Earth Day event, providing a showcase for the many charitable, scientific and educational efforts advocating for sustainable environmental practices and lifestyles.
Earth Day History
Founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking the birth of the modern environmental movement. Senator Nelson recruited a national staff to promote Earth Day events across the United States. Senator Nelson seized an opportunity to channel the energy of the anti-war protest movement, and capitalize on the emerging consciousness towards environmental concerns to force environmental protection into the national political agenda.
Twenty million Americans across the country participated in the first Earth Day, demonstrating for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast events. The events were unique in that they brought together Republicans and Democrats, wealthy and poor, city and farm, business owners and laborers in a common cause. Earth Day led to creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act.
In 1990, Earth Day went global, rallying 200 million people in 141 countries putting environmental issues into the spotlight for the world. Earth Day efforts in the 90’s focused on boosting recycling efforts worldwide, and also led the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
In the 2000’s, the focus of Earth Day events shifted to global warming and a push for clean energy. Now over 5,000 environmental groups organized in 184 participated in Earth Day events.
Earth Day Fun Facts!!!
This Earth isn’t completely round! It is slightly flattened at the North and South poles.
Earth is 93 million miles away from the sun and it takes 8 minutes for energy to reach Earth from the sun.
Do you know why Earth is considered the blue planet? The oceans and atmosphere combine to make it look blue from outer space.
Amazing!! The majority of life is under the surface of the ocean; almost 80%!!
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